Phone Comparison: Tecno Spark 4 vs Huawei Y6 Prime

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In the price range of under Ksh. 13,000, we have the Tecno Spark and the Huawei Y6 Prime. These phones are for those individuals who are looking to get the latest features in a phone without spending a fortune.  We put the two phones head to head in a bid to determine which phone gives the most value for money.

Here are the Phone Specifications;

Tecno Spark 4
Huawei Y6 Prime
Display Type LCD touchscreen LCD touchscreen
Size 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.09 inches, 91.0 cm2 (~79.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, (~269 ppi density) 720 x 1560 pixels, (~282 ppi density)
 

Platform

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) HIOS 5.5 Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 8.2
Chipset  

Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22

 

Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22

CPU Octa-core 2.0 GHz

Cortex-A53

Octa-core 2.0 GHz

Cortex-A53

 

Memory

RAM 2GB 2GB
 

 

Internal  

32GB

 

32GB
External  

MicroSD up to 512GB

 

MicroSD up to 1TB
Network Technology 4G LTE  

4G LTE

 

 

 

SIM Dual SIM Dual SIM
Camera Main Camera  

13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
VGA camera

 

13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
Selfie Camera  8MP, f/2.0 8MP, f/2.0
Battery Size Non-removable  4000 mAh battery Non-removable 3020 mAh battery
Charging Micro USB Port Micro USB Port
Colors  

Royal Purple, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey and Energetic Orange

 

Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown

 

Price

Ksh. 11,999 Ksh. 12,999

 

Appearance

Both phones have smooth rounded edges and have a premium look about them. They have a glass front and a plastic frame which can make them a magnet for fingerprint smudges. However, the Huawei Y6 Prime is slimmer and weighs slightly less at which makes it much easier to handle than the Spark 4.

The Spark 4 comes with a 6.52 inch HD (720 x 1600) LCD display while the Huawei Y6 Prime comes with a 6.09 inches HD (720 x 1520 pixels) LCD display. On this front you will get a better view on the Spark 4 due to the bigger screen size.

Both screens delivered when it came to consumption of multimedia content such as movies, Youtube and social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook. However, the Spark 4 had an edge due to the bigger screen size and higher pixels.

Camera

The Tecno Spark 4 comes with a triple camera setup at the back which features a f/1.8 13 MP primary sensor, 2 MP ultrawide sensor and a VGA camera. On the other hand, Huawei Y6 Prime rocks a f/1.8 13 MP main camera. When it comes to the camera, the Spark 4 which has a triple camera setup which is AI powered camera has an advantage.

Both phones rock a 8 MP front camera housed in a notch at the front. However, the Spark 4 also incorporates AI technology to make your selfies more vivid and flawless.

Performance

Both phones run on the Mediatek Helio A22 processor and have the Android 9.0 (Pie) OS with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The phones held their own when it came to performance but the Y6 Prime lagged a bit behind in light, moderate and heavy usage. In terms of performance, the Spark 4 clearly trumps the Huawei Y6 Prime.

Battery

The Tecno Spark 4 comes with a 4000 mAh battery while the Huawei Y6 Prime comes with a 3020 mAh. With a full battery i was able to use the Spark 4 for a day and a half on fairly heavy usage. However, the Y6 which has a smaller battery was able to take me a full day courtesy of power management options that help it to optimise battery usage. That said, on the battery front, the clear winner here is the Tecno Spark 4.

Both phones come with a micro-USB port which makes charging a tedious affair if you are used to a Type C.

Conclusion

Both phones give good value for money, but in this instance given performance and  pricing, I have to go with the Tecno Spark 4.

 

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